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Education / Graduate Education / Summer Scholars Program / Eligibility Requirements


Program Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Current matriculated college sophomore or junior attending a U.S. institution of higher education
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, undocumented student with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), or current F1 visa holder at a U.S. college or university
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0
  • demonstrates exceptional promise for success at U of R as evidenced by academic and research background and aspirations
  • demonstrates strength of character as evidenced by faculty recommendation letters and personal statement
  • able to commit to a 10-week summer residential research program without interruption

Applicants must additionally meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • can describe how their educational and socio-cultural experiences or geographic background can enhance the diversity and inclusion mission of the School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • can describe their sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion in the academic, professional, or civic realm through their work experience, volunteer engagement, or leadership of student or community organizations in a way that directly contributes to the quality of the intellectual environment of the university;
  • hails from a financially disadvantaged background
  • is a non-native English speaker
  • Is a first-generation four-year college student
  • self-discloses in their application a disability defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities